The first Committee of Senior Officials of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative was held last 17 June in Sarajevo. The new Chairman, Amb. Ivan Orlic, presented the program and the priorities of the Chairmanship that also this year are strictly linked with the EUSAIR priority pillars which is going to be approved by next autumn.

Great attention was also given to the damages and the consequences of the catastrophic floods that hit Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia. All AII Contries have given support and solidarity in different forms to the people of the Region.

The CSO was also the occasion to present the Project “Adriatic Model of Sustainable Mobility in the Health & Care Sector” funded by the EU funding program IPA-CBC and led by the Federal Ministry of Health of BiH.

The working day was concluded by the cultural event “Sarajevo , a port with no sea – music, tales and songs” with the participation of Moni Ovadia and Minka Muftic which was a preview of the Adriatic Mediterranean Festival that will take place in Ancona at the beginning of September.